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Synonyms for dredge

a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed

cover before cooking

search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost


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remove with a power shovel, usually from a bottom of a body of water

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They do not get dredged because when the Government put rivers under control of the Environment Agency in 1996, without responsibility or accountability, the EA stopped dredging because it is their culture, carried on by NRW.
As a result of increased operability, the dredge vessel was able to work in areas that were not dredged in previous sessions, such as the harbour fairway, the approach to the jinker ramp and the berths.
The processing plant is currently being built, so the initial dredged material is being placed in a temporary spoil site at this time, with the return water flowing back through stand pipes to the lake.
3] of the overlying water used to pump dredged material which exposes hydraulically dredged sediment to a tremendous turbulence and this turbulence is sufficient to resuspend large numbers of sediment bound bacteria.
Much of the sand is used by the building trade and currently less that 300,000 tonnes is being dredged because of the impact on the building industry of the current recession.
But then the opportunity arose to use the dredged material to fill in Tyne Dock at South Shields, creating 13 acres of development land for the Port of Tyne.
Such a cost-efficient allocation is one for which the deepest levels of dredged water depths for ports are obtained for a given national dredging cost expenditure.
The City of Sault Saint Marie recently dredged its Bondar Marina in the St.
In this first book dedicated to dredging and its environmental impact, international experts discuss dredging operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Spain, the US, Hong Kong, and Singapore, as well as rules and regulations concerning extraction and disposal of dredged material.
The degree of change in dredge efficiency in dredged plots was significantly higher than in the control (LS means test, versus dry dredge, P = 0.
The channel is dredged because when it becomes too shallow, waves form and break, creating a hazard to boats.
The other issue, which has yet to be decided by the EPA, is what to do with the thousands of pounds of contaminated sediment once it is dredged and dewatered (by sucking the water out to decrease the amount of material).
Recently, EPA sampling of piles of material dredged from Glen Cove Creek, N.
The pipeline is being built in order to transfer the dredged material to a gravel pit disposal site.
These two new scows, with an aggregate cost of approximately $17 million, will each have a carrying capacity of 7,700 cubic yards of dredged material.